Explore Cartagena & Manzanillo Beach

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All of Colombia's diversity is calling for you! Explore historic cities, green landscapes dotted with waterfalls and ravines, lush rainforests, breezy beaches and volcanic mountains! Start in Cartagena, which holds the history of turbulent times and vibrant culture. Enjoy a half-day tour of the city, then spend the rest of your time lounging on the beach or ...
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Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
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Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Cartagena City Tour (half-day)

What's this trip about?

    All of Colombia's diversity is calling for you! Explore historic cities, green landscapes dotted with waterfalls and ravines, lush rainforests, breezy beaches and volcanic mountains! Start in Cartagena, which holds the history of turbulent times and vibrant culture. Enjoy a half-day tour of the city, then spend the rest of your time lounging on the beach or exploring the charming streets in memory. Then take your transfer to Manzanillo, where beaches allow for long walks in soft white sand under the shade of palm trees and cozy streets invite those looking to shop for souvenirs. Enjoy your all-inclusive resort before transferring back to Cartagena for your flight home.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityCartagena
End CityColombia

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats


  • South America
  • Colombia


  • Cartagena


  • Culture
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Cartagena (CTG)
    • Round-trip airport transfers
    • 3 nights in Cartagena at the Caribe by Faranda Grand Hotel or similar
    • Half-day Cartagena city tour
    • Transfer from Cartagena hotel to Manzanillo Beach (apx. 45 minutes)
    • 2 nights in Manzanillo Beach at the Hotel Estelar Playa Manzanillo, or similar (all-inclusive basis, deluxe room)
    • Breakfast daily

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Day 1 Welcome to Cartagena!

Arrive in the beautiful coastal town of Cartagena, the colonial jewel of Colombia. Transfer to your luxurious accommodation and spend the rest of the day lounging on the beach or exploring the shopping scene!

Day 2 Cartagena

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a day of sightseeing! Embark on an included half-day tour of the city, where stories wait to be told around every corner. Enjoy the highlights of Cartagena, or La Heroica (the Heroic City), as its been known since the times of the colony.

Day 3 Cartagena

Enjoy a buffet breakfast served up by your hotel and take the day to revisit some of your favorite sights in the city, discover something new, or enjoy the lovely beach.

Day 4 Cartagena - Manzanillo

Rise early and grab some breakfast before transferring to your next hotel in Manzanillo, where you'll be able to relax and enjoy this beautiful tropical beach. 

Day 5 Manzanillo

Relax at your all-inclusive resort today. Indulge in the cuisine of Manzanillo, such as ajiaco or bandeja paisa, and enjoy your time on the beach. Make sure to pack the sunscreen!

Day 6 Depart Colombia

After breakfast you'll be transferred from your hotel to the airport in Cartagena for your flight home. 

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Last Updated: 3/4/2024

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,Hotel Dann Cartagena Relax in style at Hotel Dann Cartegena! The only hotel in Bocagrande with direct access to the beach, the whole family will find something to love. A recent remodeling has refreshed each of the 101 guestrooms to create more space and a refreshed atmosphere to revive you after a day of sightseeing. Splash around in the heated pool and Jacuzzi, or take the short stroll to the beach. Sample the local flavors at the Bucaneros Restaurant, which boasts a variety of dishes including local and international cuisine as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo Enhance your experience in tropical Cartagena at this all-inclusive resort. Spend your days soaking in the sands on the neighboring beach or lounging poolside at the resort's private pool. Melt the stresses away at the hotel's spa with a treatment or two if you wish. You'll love the broad selection of restaurants to choose from, with all meals included in your stay. If you're feeling adventurous, take advantage of the activities and water sports available at the resort. Otherwise, prepare yourself for a luxurious stay you won't forget.
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